Welcome to Eclipse Tours!
Ring of Fire Expeditions (ROFE) is the longest consecutive astronomical tour organization in the United States. ROFE specializes in astro-tourism since 1970 with expeditions organized and led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society; they are arranged by Future Travel in Houston, Texas USA. These include tours to observe such events as Halley’s Comet, the Leonid meteor shower, transits of Mercury and Venus across the Sun, spacecraft reentries, solar eclipses (land, sea and air), auroras (land, sea, and air), lunar eclipses, grazing lunar occultations, and occultations of stars by minor planets. We may not have the flashiest web site but we have been leading reliable, successful astronomy programs for nearly 50 years! Many of our tours are small group tours of anywhere from 9-40 people. Experience? Check out our PAST TRIPS in the horizontal bar above. We have only posted trip summaries going back to 1991 though our trips began decades earlier.
The number of eclipse tours listed that we have completed are for separate solar eclipses, not just individual programs. We are a public outreach effort of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society led by amateur astronomers and welcome all persons who are interested in astronomy and the natural sciences. You do not need to have a science background or any prior experience to join us! On some expeditions there may be a science component where we attempt observations from the edges of the path of solar eclipses to obtain data on changes in the radius of the Sun.